Alliance Boots Interview Questions

Updated Apr 19, 2015
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Alliance Boots.

    Interview

    I got an email asking to have a chat-interview. The interviewer had a list of general questions to ask and copied and pasted it onto the chat. It was easy since I wasn't put on the spot and I could think about my answer before typing. It seemed almost informal, and he didn't respond to my interview answers. He just went on to the next question.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions such as tell me about yourself and how many hours I can work.   Answer Question
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Alliance Boots in November 2012.

    Interview

    Talent Plus Drug test one on one conversation...easy.

    Interview Questions

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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bowie, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alliance Boots (Bowie, MD) in August 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was short and sweet and within two weeks I received notification that I got the job. There was a phone interview with the district manager. Then the area coordinator did the face to face interviews... and finally the offer was presented by the district manager. After the interview, they would ask you to submit a drug test and background check. Once those things are completed and you pass them, they start you on the job. I was lucky enough to start when they were doing a regional/district training session so I got to meet a lot of the other beauty advisors. However... if you are not so lucky they will send you a beauty advisor to train with, or the area coordinator will train you. There is a lot of turnover in this position as well as the area coordinator position. they do seek for long term employees but it is best to honestly think of this position as a stepping stone to something else.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were straight forward and to the point. The area coordinator reads off of an interview paper. I mean there were questions like do you wear make up... seeing as this is a make up based position... the obvious answer would be yes.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation... at the time I needed the job to get to the next level. But I did negotiate hours and stores that I would service.

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    Operative and Senior Operative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bamber Bridge, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alliance Boots (Bamber Bridge, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Online simple application. Few days later invited to interview. Didn't hear back for role 1 role 2 unsuccessful. Also had numerical and literature test both very easy. Was done in 5 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you took on more reaponsibilty?   1 Answer
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    Xmas Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied online through their arduous gauntlet of personality questions. Two weeks or so later I got an email offering me an interview in store The following week. I was offered the job an hour after completing the interview

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were standard but i guess the one I wasn't expecting was "Tell me about a time where you had to go above and beyond the call of duty for a customer."   Answer Question
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    Seasonal Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Alliance Boots (Birmingham, England (UK)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I completed an online application and was contacted a few days after inviting me to an interview for the position. Questions where relatively easy, interviewer was nice and easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions where rather routine, 'give an example of when you had to make a quick decision and the result of it; give an example of when you went the extra mile to help out a friend.'   Answer Question
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Alliance Boots.

    Interview

    Online application and questionnairre ?

    Interview Questions

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    Customer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alliance Boots in December 2012.

    Interview

    Applied for the position through Boots website. Was able to enter parameters to chose job type, distance from home and hours available to work. I then received email notification when suitable job arose. When I was offered interview I was given various time slots to chose from. Was asked to be smartly dressed as there was a possibility that I would be on the sales floor at some point. During the interview I was asked questions based on various scenarios that could happen in store. Interviewer was friendly and put me at ease. Interview lasted about 20 - 30 minutes I think.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I sell a product (I was advised to chose something from the Store I would be happy to recommend prior to interview)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not negotiable

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    Customer Care Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alliance Boots (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    filled in out an application question with an online assessment, got an email days later to arrange for a face to face interview. overall process was ok. the questions were a bit basic

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    Anonymous (Head Office) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Alliance Boots (Nottingham, England (UK)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    cv + cover letter + competency questions, psycho metric testing ( numerical + situational judgement test), 1st round hr telephone interview, ac, offer
    1st round not techincal
    ac slightly more technical put is generally a case of fit, as the organisation is willing to train its candidates

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